Pneumanee; or, The fairy of the nineteenth century, Volum 1

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Pàgina 227 - With high woods the hills were crowned, with tufts the valleys and each fountain side, with borders long the rivers: that Earth now seemed like to Heaven, a seat where Gods might dwell, or wander with delight, and love to haunt her sacred shades...
Pàgina 194 - ... the intellectual world opens wider to our view. The perfections of the Deity, the nature and excellence of virtue, the dignity of the human soul, are displayed in the largest characters.
Pàgina 26 - Gordon ; and every day, from the rising up of the sun to the going down of the same, pray for his health and vigour.
Pàgina 107 - Of the death of this great hero, it was said, " that " he died with his sword in his hand, the word of command " in his mouth, and with victory in his imagination.
Pàgina 106 - that you might remember when your favourite Gustavus Adolphus began and ended his reign; but the anecdotes you mentioned to-day, that he never engaged in any battle without first praying at the head of his troops; that he used afterwards to thunder out in a strong and energetic manner a German hymn, in which he was joined by his whole army; and that the effect of forty or fifty thousand voices was both wonderful and terrible: all this, and so much more as you mentioned of your hero to-day, would...
Pàgina 258 - LONDINENSES have failed of selection, may be discovered in their being penned in a metre unusual upon occasions of this sort, and in their not being written with that attention to stage effect, the want of which, like want of manners in the concerns of life, is more prejudicial than a deficiency of talent. There is an art...
Pàgina 221 - ... sentiments, which the greater views ; he whose notions are stinted to a few miserable inlets of sense, or he whose sentiments are raised above the common taste by the anticipation of those delights which will satiate the soul, when the whole capacity of her nature is branched out into new faculties ? He who looks for nothing beyond this short span of duration, or he whose aims are co-extended with the endless length of eternity? He who derives his spirit from the elements, or he who thinks it...
Pàgina 104 - ... the old man's cot, for he longed to see the shivering timbers of the old ship on fire, and to hear the hearty old fellow talk of the sea, and all its perils, and all its glories. At their return to the Parsonage, they again found the Miss Volatiles : they had heard that there were to be poneyraces soon upon the beach, and they had quite forgotten to ask when they would be ; and so, as they had been rambling upon the cliffs, they took them again in their way home ; and indeed the Parsonage was...
Pàgina 106 - Pneumanee explain that the art of memory was now reduced 52 to technical arrangement, and that those who would not take the trouble to exercise and perfect their memory, were giving themselves ten times the trouble to learn a variety of symbols, that in some weak minds confused every idea about them; and by a perpetual system of connection, they had not one simple idea left. Charles anxiously inquired, if you could really remember all that you read of history by such an art. " By symbols, there was...
Pàgina 106 - Gustavus Adolphus never engaged in any battle, without first praying at the head of his troops; after which he used to thunder out, in a strong and energetic manner, a German hymn, in which he was joined by his whole army : the effect of thirty or forty thousand people thus singing together was wonderful and terrible. He used to say, that a man made a better soldier in proportion to his being...

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